***Important message to Students & Patrons***
Donna DeSimone's Monthly news & Updates
As a Dance Educator & Dance Promoter I would like everyone to know how deeply committed to the health and well-being of all my students and patrons of the Long Island dance community.
New Beginner classes
Starting Tuesday June 15th
New Beginner West Coast Swing class
***1st NEW BEGINNER HUSTLE CLASS***
Started Thursday April 1st , 2021
***2nd New Beginner Hustle Class***
(still accepting enrollment)
Started Monday April 19th 2021
Rate for Beginner Hustle and West Coast Swing classes: $20.00pp (cash,check, Zelle) 1 hour lesson
NEW Location for all students starting June 1st 2021
The DancXchange, LLC
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY 11747
( Bank of America Building : lower Level
45 min. Private lessons for single or couple are also Available. Call for an appointment for
Old Bethpage & Melville locations
2021 Dance Schedule
The DancXchange ( Bank of America Building) lower level, suite LL150E
290 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville NY 11747
6:00pm-7:00pm: slow Intermediate : HUSTLE
7:00pm-8:00pm: Slow Intermediate: West Coast Swing
**8:15pm-9:15pm: New Beginner Hustle starting ( 4-19-21)
Private lessons available from 4:30pm-7:30pm
7:00pm-8:00pm Intermediate Hustle
8:15pm-9:15pm: Beginner West Coast Swing starting 6/15
Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:00pm Inter/Advanced Hustle,
Wednesday: 8:15pm-9:15pm: Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing
Private lessons 3:30pm-7:00pm
7:15pm-8:15pmAdvanced Beginner Hustle started 4/1/21
Private lessons available
Please contact me to make an appointment: 516 375-8498
Privates lessons by appointment only. Need 48 hr notice of all cancellations or will be charged for lesson.
Private lesson 45 mins.
Group classes are $20.00 pay as you go.
Group class discount: take 2 classes at regular price of $20.00 in one week all classes after that is $15.00. Group lessons run from 1 hour
Located in the blue Bank of America Professional building at the Northwest intersection of the Long Island Expressway service Rd at exit 49North and RT 110 in
Melville Long Island.
Once inside take staircase down to atrium level next to service desk and follow signs to the studio.
Donna has been teaching dance since 1976. Her knowledge of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Broadway Theater, Ballroom and Marital Arts has greatly influenced her Hustle & West Coast dancing with an athletic elegant style.
Donna Competed in Ballroom for 8 years and has many amateur and professional titles in Hustle, American & International Ballroom including USBC American Rhythm Champion.
Donna went on to choreograph for dance tours to China, Italy, Florida, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall (“Cole Porter’s 100th Birthday Celebration” and “An invitation to Dance” with the NY Pops Orchestra). You can also see her on Cable TV “Touch Dancing” with Alfonzo. Donna co-owned and operated a Ballroom Theater Company for 15 years under the name " Dance Odyssey Productions."
Currently Donna resides on Long Island NY. She is the proud owner of her own dance studio "The DancXchange, LLC and runs monthly Hustle, West Coast Swing and Ballrooms dances and Dj's under the name “The DancXchange Club Night” in Suffolk and Nassau counties.
Since 1993 Donna has been the Ballroom Entertainment Director and agent for the “Stardust Dance Weekends” and Stardust Cruises.
Donna DeSimone holds many Championship Dance Competition Titles and is the recipient of Numerous Awards for her contribution to the Art of Dance
Her Credits include Theater work, television work, Choreography, and Event Production. Donna has a Lifetime of experience to share
Performing Arts Instructor in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater for over 3 decades. Dance expert in the Social Dances of Ballroom, Latin, Hustle and West Coast Swing. Entertainment Director for Stardust Dance Weekends since 1993.
Full Bio on request
1985 Virginia State Amateur Rhythm Champion
1986 USBC Rhythm Champion
1990 1st Place Zachary's Dance Contest: Mambo
1991 1st Place: Tri-State Dance Championships : Hustle/Mambo
2002 Swing Fling Hustle & West Coast Swing 1st Place
2005-2006 1st Place Professional Just Hustle :
"World Hustle Championships" Hustle Congress
2006 1st Place Theater Arts Hustle : "Hustle Congress"
2006 1st Place: Hustle Congress Team Challenge
2010 1st Place Hustle Congress :
Long Island Dance Force Hustle Champions
2017 1st Place Hustle Congress: Long Island Swustle Team
In appreciation for taking Social Dancing to a new caliber and your promotion of it by example to the Hustle World at large. For your iconic presence in the World of Dance.
2007 IHSC: "Augie & Margo Rodriquez Award presented by Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow
2010 Hustle Congress: " Inspirational Icon Award" presented by Lori Brizzi
2011 World Hustle: " Christopher M. Nardone Award" presented by Diane Nardone.
2017 Dance Talk Magazine on line poll won title of "Favorite Female Hustle dancer"
2018 Stardust Ballroom Productions: 25 Years of Service for Outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence
2018 Disco America "Hall of Fame Award"
Presented by Donna Boyle & Joyce Szili
2019 Dance Talk Magazine voted
" All Time Favorite Hustle Dancer"
Monthly Sunday Dance Social
Sons of Italy , Deer Park NY
Host, Instructor & DJ Donna DeSimone
Playing Latin, Ballroom, Hustle, West Coast Swing & Country Two Step
Complimentary 45 min Intermediate Hustle lesson from 6:30pm-7:15pm
Admission $20.00 includes:
Cash bar, Convenient location with plenty of free parking, Snacks: Fruit bowl, cheese platter, Veggie platter, dessert, coffee, tea & more.
Meet & Greet Social dance mixer
Friday Night DancXchange Club Night
May 21st 2021
Hustle, West Coast Swing, Latin
Guest DJ Louis Del Prete
Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn NY 11740
7:15pm-8:00pm: Free Hustle lesson
Bring your own food & snacks
celebrating Deborah Cacase's Birthday and Andy Aneillo's going away party, moving to Florida
All inclusive Ballroom Dance weekend
Villa Roma Resort
356 Villa Roma Road
Callicoon, NY 12723
Rooms starting at $495 double occupancy , your rate includes
7 meals, Champagne Cocktail party, Wine Reception
Open bar Cocktail Party & Smorgasbord
Special 5 course Dinner -Saturday Night
Over 50 Dance workshops
Dancing during Lunch & Dinner
Night & Day Dancing to 4 Great DJ's
Saturday Night Theme Parties
mention Donna DeSimone when booking your reservation
COMPLETED: CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DANCE CRUISES
All inclusive Ballroom Dance Cruise Dance XVII
10 Night : Western/Northern Caribbean Cruise
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 4th-14th 2020
Fares starting at only $930.00
Over 50 hours of workshops
35 hours of planned social dancing
Fabulous meals & buffets
Broadway shows, Theme Nights
Dance hosts for single ladies and more!
please mention Donna DeSimone when registering.
CANCELLED DUE TO Covid 19!
Stardust 2020 Destination Cruise
September 4th-13th 2020
8 Days /7 Night Cruise & 3 Day /2 Night Land .
Departure Port: Barcelona, Spain
Itinerary: Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Napoli, Palermo, Ibiza
Land Destination: 3 Days/2 nights in Barcelona, Spain
ALL Rates Inclusive Cruise/Hotel/Excursions
rates for double occupancy starting at $3,197
Deposit: $400 per person per cabin
Final balance Due May 22nd 2020
Mention Donna DeSimone when booking your reservation
email us: email@example.com
For complete brochures on all events
call 800 537-2797 , Outside the US & Canada